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Rescued divers found clinging to a buoy

A lifeboat. Credit: ITV Border

Both of Eyemouth's lifeboats were called out this weekend to help three divers who were found clinging to a buoy.

Shortly after 5:35pm on Sunday Aberdeen Coastguard launched the boats to rescue the divers, who were trying to swim to shore but were struggling against the strong tide.

The inshore lifeboat was first on scene and quickly located the three divers who were clinging to a marker buoy, just to the south of Eyemouth.

They were taken onboard the boat before being transferred to Eyemouth lifeboat, where they were checked over and taken back to the town.

Woman breaks leg in Eyemouth cliff fall

Casualty being transferred to the lifeboat Credit: Eyemouth lifeboat/RNLI

A 65-year-old woman fell and broke her leg after slipping down cliffs near St Abbs on Wednesday afternoon.

Due to the difficult location of the casualty, just south of Horsecastle Bay, both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were called out.

They joined police and paramedics who were already on the scene, before assisting the woman back to shore.

She was then transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.


£480k boost for Eyemouth food factory

Cabinet Secretary for Food Richard Lochhead inspects Eyemouth Freezers Ltd Credit: ITV Border

A food factory in Eyemouth has welcomes a £480k cash injection from the Scottish Government meaning the company can expand and buy new equipment.

Cabinet Secretary for Food Richard Lochhead made the announcement at Eyemouth Freezers Ltd as part of a £3.7m wider investment in 12 Scottish food and drinks companies.

"This award is a tremendous boost for the business. It will enable us to provide a secure foundation for the company's future, for the development of vining pea crop in the Borders and for our employees' prospects."

– Peter Straker Smith

Eyemouth lifeboats get two call outs in 12 hours

RNLI Credit: ITV Border

Lifeboats at the Eyemouth RNLI station have had two call outs in the last 12 hours.

First, the two-man crew of a ten-metre fishing boat, Amathus, had to call for help after the boat developed engine problems around 15 miles to the north east of the town.

The Eyemouth lifeboat reached it at around 10pm, and towed it back to harbour.

Less than 12 hours later both Eyemouth lifeboats were called just after 8am this morning, to help a casualty who had fallen 10 metres while walking along the cliffs at Eyemouth golf course.

The casualty was transferred by stretcher from the shoreline to one of the lifeboats, and was taken back to Eyemouth Harbour.

The casualty was then airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Eyemouth lifeboat station has two lifeboats because the RNLI recently closed a lifeboat station at St Abbs, just along the coast - a decision that was met with controversy.

Police appeal for help finding angler swept into sea

The man was washed into the sea at Eyemouth. Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland are continuing an extensive search for an angler, who was washed into the sea at Eyemouth.

Marek Zoldak, 32, entered the water just east of Killiedraught Bay, Eyemouth, at around 5:20pm on Sunday (6 September).

He was fishing with a friend, when both men fell from the rocks on which they were standing, because of strong waves.

The friend managed to scramble to the shore and raise the alarm, and was then taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with minor injuries.

Officers are appealing for anyone else who was in the area, and might have seen anything, to contact them.

An extensive search operation is ongoing and we are working alongside our colleagues in HM Coastguard, the RNLI and the RAF in an effort to trace Marek.

Killiedraught Bay is a popular destination for fishermen as well as with dog walkers and local holidaymakers and given the mild conditions on Sunday, I am hopeful that a number of people would have noticed the men standing on top of the rocks between 1:30pm and 5:20pm.

Anyone who remembers seeing the fishermen is asked to contact police on 101.”

– Inspector Bryan Burns

Eyemouth angler presumed drowned

Lifeboats from Eyemouth and St Abbs were called out to assist with the search. Credit: ITV Border

An angler is missing and presumed drowned after being knocked into the sea by a large wave on the Berwickshire coast.

His colleague was also swept into the sea, but was pulled to safety and received medical assistance.

The incident occurred at Eyemouth on Sunday around 5.30pm, but the search for the missing man by a rescue helicopter and HM Coastguard was called off today.

Bev Allen, Maritime Operations Controller for HM Coastguard, urged people to be careful near the coastline:

Our advice for shore anglers is to wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid, don't wade into breaking waves as the undertow can sweep you off your feet.

– Bev Allen, Maritime Operations Controller, HM Coastguard.
RNLI Lifeboats were used in the search for the missing man. Credit: ITV Border
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